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chadblack
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Pyrimiding Account??? Penfed...

Hey guys...just got declined for a CC with Pen Fed due to "Pyrimiding Debt". I only have 3 cars, no other payments and 750 EQ score and make $175k on taxs...WTF???? Are all the major CU:
 
Navy
USAA
NASA
JFCU
 
...the same way??? 2 Inquiries in the past month, this one made 3?? 2/3 cars were in the past 4-5 months....Please help me understand. THANKS!
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Miner
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Re: Pyrimiding Account??? Penfed...

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How many CCs do you currently have and what are the balances reporting (it doesn't matter if you PIF everymonth, they will still show a balance if you use them regularly)? 
 
What are the car payments?  And yes, many banks do not like to see new debt (especially debt from the last 6 months) when applying for things.  So, it you opened those 2 new car loans in that period, they may be nervous until they can see how you handle them.  Try again in 6 months.
 
You could try calling them and asking them to reconsider pointing out your payments verses your income ratio.
 


Message Edited by Miner on 09-29-2008 04:26 PM
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chadblack
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Re: Pyrimiding Account??? Penfed...

Two Dinker CC, and a Macys Cards all with $0 balances, they are PIFd everymonth. Car payments are:
 
$1400
$691
$675
 
I know the revolvs show $0, I just checked. I just dont get it. Should I just call in and ask to speak to anyone to reconsider??? Thanks for your reply!
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jaxstraw
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Re: Pyrimiding Account??? Penfed...

Sorry about the decline. You should call in and recon, it's worth a try to tell why you should be approved. Good score and income are a great intro.

Are the 2/3 auto loans for new cars ?? Depending on the total borrowed for the autos that might factor into their 'pyramid'. That could be a large amount of credit extended in a short time span.

Call and recon.

The other lenders don't 'pyramid' as much , but will decline for the same types of reason. JFCU might be the easiest of the three but is very quirky. They could approve with no problem or put you through the wringer with a verification process and multiple inquiries.

If denied by PenFed still definately try USAA if you're a member and NASA. NASA will pull all three and probably want doc's or paystubs.

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jaxstraw
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Just saw your next post. Those car payments are going to be a hard fix for PenFed, especially the amounts (no disrespect, but they are some high dollar monthly payments) and the fact that they are that recent definitely fits the P-Fed 'pyramid' profile.

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Penfed does not go solely on your FICO score (most lenders don't). This is obvious as you were declined with a high score like that. Penfed only does recons by fax. You can fax over a letter for reconsideration, but don't hold your breath. Once you are denied, that's it. There are not many people who got a CC through Penfed on a recon. In my opinion, squash Penfed all together and try another CU.

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What does "Pyrimiding" mean?
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MidnightVoice wrote: pyramiding debt - pyramiding debt can mean one of two things: having too much available credit already or accumulating too many new credit cards
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You look desperate to credit issuer when you open to many new account in a short period of time. I would saw to wait 6 months and re-app, as long as you credit history remains clean.
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chadblack wrote:
Hey guys...just got declined for a CC with Pen Fed due to "Pyrimiding Debt". I only have 3 cars, no other payments and 750 EQ score and make $175k on taxs...WTF???? Are all the major CU:
 
Navy
USAA
NASA
JFCU
 
...the same way??? 2 Inquiries in the past month, this one made 3?? 2/3 cars were in the past 4-5 months....Please help me understand. THANKS!



175K is a nice income but that is a lot of car payment monthly ya got there. New too so that doesn't help much. You might be better off had you gotten called out for pyramiding CC debt. At least that way you could wait 6 months and let the cards age a bit before applying again. Looks uphill to me especially in this climate.

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